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ADAMS: Croí na Carraige - Investing in Our Young
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ADAMS: Croí na Carraige - Investing in Our Young
Recently I met with activists involved in the Glór na Móna project in West Belfast. Along with the local MLA, Aisling Reilly, they briefed us on th...
EDITORIAL: All We Want.... EDITORIAL: All We Want....
As the song line goes, "all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." If only it was something so simple on the eve of Christmas, 2021. A new ve...
O'SHEA:  And Speaking of a Speaker McCarthy
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O'SHEA: And Speaking of a Speaker McCarthy
Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives and a very ambitious man, sees himself on the cusp of a major positive career...
ADAMS: Early On a December Morn'
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ADAMS: Early On a December Morn'
THE TREATY In the early hours of 6 December 1921 the Irish delegates taking part in the negotiations with the British government signed The Anglo I...
EDITORIAL: Unfortunate Tenement Timing
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EDITORIAL: Unfortunate Tenement Timing
The story appeared in the New York Times early in June. The Tenement Museum on Manhattan's Lower East Side, like all institutions open to the publi...
KIRWAN: Oliver Cromwell's Unintended Gift
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KIRWAN: Oliver Cromwell's Unintended Gift
Isn’t it a terrible thing to open the New York Times and read the obituary of a friend, especially one you haven’t thought about in donkey’s years?...
O'SHEA:  Ireland's Partition and the Treaty that Followed O'SHEA: Ireland's Partition and the Treaty that Followed
A historic debate took place in the Irish parliament a hundred years ago about whether to accept or reject the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which was negoti...
EDITORIAL: Reimagining Immigration EDITORIAL: Reimagining Immigration
There was a most interesting report on the front page of the New York Times last week headed: "Contending With the Pandemic, Wealthy Nations Wage G...
ADAMS: Gaels Call for a Citizens Assembly
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ADAMS: Gaels Call for a Citizens Assembly
In a powerful video message 12,000 Ulster Gaels are appealing to our fellow Gaels in Munster, Leinster and Connaught to sign and endorse a letter t...
O'SHEA:  The Climate Crisis Smolders On
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O'SHEA: The Climate Crisis Smolders On
A major row erupted in 2019 between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and the French leader, Emmanuel Macron, as thousands of fires engulfed the A...
EDITORIAL: A Battle On Multiple Fronts
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EDITORIAL: A Battle On Multiple Fronts
They don't have Thanksgiving in Ireland, at least not officially. But they do, somehow or another, have "Black Friday." Further proof - if it is at...
ADAMS: Rewriting History While Avoiding Its Facts
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ADAMS: Rewriting History While Avoiding Its Facts
“The first casualty when war comes is the truth” said U.S. Senator Hiram Johnson in 1917. We know only too well from our own recent experience of r...